Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1978-01-30
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d1t01 - The Promised Land
d1t02 - Dire Wolf
d1t03 - Mexicali Blues ->
d1t04 - Big River
d1t05 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t06 - Looks Like Rain
d1t07 - Peggy-O
d1t08 - It's All Over Now
d1t09 - Deal
d1t10 - Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
d2t01 - Bertha ->
d2t02 - Good Lovin'
d2t03 - Ship Of Fools
d3t01 - Estimated Prophet ->
d3t02 - Eyes Of The World ->
d3t03 - Stella Blue ->
d3t04 - Franklin's Tower ->
d3t05 - Around And Around
d3t06 - Johnny B. Goode
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|The Promised Land|
|Mexicali Blues ->|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Looks Like Rain|
|It's All Over Now|
|Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Estimated Prophet ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Stella Blue ->|
|Franklin's Tower ->|
|Around And Around|
|Johnny B. Goode|
- 2008-03-12 13:54:34
- Chicago, IL
- Run time
- Taped by
- Audio disks from Jim Wise
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Uptown Theater
Subject: More 1978 Fire
Subject: Nice recording
Subject: N1- First Uptown Run
This is the first of a three-night run at the Uptown Theater. Evidently an "agreed upon truth, 'There was never a bad show played at the Uptown.' The band always went over the top. And they played here over and over and over again in 78 and 79." Read more: http://www.deadlistening.com/2008/02/1978-may-16-17-uptown-theater-chicago.html#ixzz5EsBWJqXp. Indeed! And while I think there's some rust in this opening night, this is a great show and start to an excellent three-night run and 17-night string of shows until the theater's closing in '81.
More about that rust: For some reason, there's over a week between Eugene and the first night in Chicago. Perhaps a couple mid-west shows were cancelled due to weather. Who knows? But that's at least the thinking of one head. See "Long Live Dead" (blog): http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/04/january-15-1978-selland-arena-fresno-ca.html. Why else play Chicago on a Monday through Wednesday when you could have made it there for the weekend?
At any rate, it must have been a treat seeing the dead in this ornate theater that seated 4,381. From 1978 to its closing in 1981, as I mentioned, they would play there 17 times (8x in '78, 3x in '79, 3x in '80, and 3 x in '81). This first run is also unique for being part of a rare winter tour. Rather than taking the usual January and February off (with the obvious exception of Jerry- think JGB), the band toured in '78 and '79. 17 shows in winter '78 and 20 in '79. Jan. 30 is the next stop after the phenomenal Eugene '78 show on Jan. 22, featured on Dave's Picks 23. From Eugene to Cedar Falls, marking the end of the winter run on Feb. 5, the band sounded great. Dick's Picks 18 features tracks from 2/3-2/5/78. So the only shows from this string of seven shows missing the official GD release treatment is this run at the Uptown. (Got that, Dave? Bonus/filler might even include what's missing on D18.)
Highlight in my book is the second set, especially the approximately 60 minutes of jamming that follows the Ship of Fools (Estimated->Eyes->Stella->Franklin's Tower->Around and Around). Check out the rare triple-dose of Jerry, yeah! Apparently, re: the unique Stella->Franklin's pairing, "the Dead never did this before and they aren't going to do it again." Read more on "Today in Grateful Dead History," Daily Does of The Dead: https://dailydoseofdead.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/today-in-grateful-dead-history-january-30-1978-uptown-theater-chicago-il/. No doubt, they kill it.
Subject: Jer is ON IT
Eyes> Stella> Franklin's definitely does it for me.
Jer won't let them go into Drums; a beautiful jam there into Stella. which is a rager
his voice is about to collapse by Franklin's, but his guitar speaks volumes.
Subject: a little less zeal, a little less squeel--More DEAD!
Phil sounding great on Lazy Lightning.
2nd set -Bertha>Good Lovin- extra effort on GOOD LOVIN'-crowd cheers-Phil says thanks!
EYES-nice / 13 minutes in almost Drumz territory and Jerry noodling SPACE before Stella Blue! (Eyes>Stella>Franklin's from Garcia)
JERRY SOUNDS JUST RIGHT ON STELLA!!!
Franklin's is super laid back. (lot o Phil)
Donna? not much except Franklin's > Around
Good to read previous REVIEWS.
Subject: early 78 had some moments
Subject: I was at this show...
Subject: clean as whistle 78...
Subject: Thank you Charlie Miller
Subject: killer show uptown